ACL Tear Repair in Mechanicsville, Virginia
An ACL tear is one of the most common knee injuries that can occur. It is typically a sprain, or a tear classified by the levels of severity categorized by grades 1-3. Dr. Vic Goradia at G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has the skills and expertise to diagnose ACL Tears in Mechanicsville, VA and offer customized treatment plans.
While an ACL tear is more common with athletes who participate in sports like soccer, football, and basketball; people with an active lifestyle may also be at risk of an ACL tear in Mechanicsville, VA. ACL tear may occur during recreational sports, hobbies or even at the workplace.
ACL Tear Causes
Here are some ways an ACL tear can occur:
- Rapidly changing direction
- Stopping suddenly
- Landing the wrong way from a jump
- Direct contact, collision or fall, like a football tackle
- Hyperextending the knee
- Stepping off a curb or step
Most patients with an ACL injury require surgery in order to restore full function of the knee; if an ACL tear is not repaired, the knee may “give-way” and continue to cause damage to other structures in the knee such as meniscus and cartilage.
ACL Tear Symptoms
When the ACL tear initially occurs some signs and symptoms may occur:
- A loud “pop” sound
- Severe pain and inability to continue an activity
- Knee swelling that usually worsens for hours after the injury occurs
- A feeling of weakness or giving way
G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers different treatment options on a case by case basis as one treatment method may be more beneficial than the other.
PRESERVE ACL Repair Surgery
Dr. Goradia has been performing ACL reconstruction since 1999 and is one of a handful of surgeons in the U.S. offering PRESERVE ACL Repair Surgery.
Compared to traditional ACL repair surgery some of the potential advantages of PRESERVE ACL Repair Surgery is that it eliminates the need to harvest a graft and replace the ACL. It is also far less invasive than a traditional ACL Reconstruction and offers patients a faster recovery alongside a more natural feeling knee.
Why G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine?
Whether working with recreational athletes, injured workers, or others, Dr. Goradia provides each patient with the same quality of care given to professional athletes.
Dr. Goradia is a leading knee and shoulder specialist and one of the first U.S. orthopedic surgeons to be certified in sports medicine as a subspecialty.
When you come to Dr. Goradia you don’t get shuffled among various doctors or PA’s. You are personally treated by Dr. Goradia whose expertise and orthopedic success is extensive. Visit one of our three convenient office locations in Glen Allen, Hopewell, or Midlothian.